Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory by Andrew & Karen Surmani & Morton Manus, is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music.
This all-in-one theory course teaches the essentials of music through concise lessons which allow students to practice music reading and writing skills, improve listening skills with Ear Training CDs, and test their knowledge with unit reviews.
The Ear Training CDs allow students to hear the musical elements discussed and offer opportunities to test their listening skills. Musical examples are played by a variety of instruments.
See also Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Complete Book (8800) or Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Complete Book & Ear Training CDs Set (8809).